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Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Black
Date: November 06, 2014 10:53AM
People are doing much better at not feeding the trolls, but somewhat understandably, apparently finding it hard not to "look." Wondering if diabling the ability to see how many views a thread has received on this side might remove enough more of the 'reward' to make a difference.




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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 06, 2014 11:59AM
I have no idea why Views is there in the first place. It seems it has value only for a narcissist who wants to see how popular their post was. Plus, if I am following a thread and open it six or seven times, that is not six or seven views. In short, I don't see any point to it on either forum.



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: max
Date: November 06, 2014 12:57PM
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Black
People are doing much better at not feeding the trolls, but somewhat understandably, apparently finding it hard not to "look." Wondering if diabling the ability to see how many views a thread has received on this side might remove enough more of the 'reward' to make a difference.


Yes, we need to save them from themselves....




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: billb
Date: November 06, 2014 01:06PM
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Black
People are doing much better at not feeding the trolls, but somewhat understandably, apparently finding it hard not to "look." Wondering if diabling the ability to see how many views a thread has received on this side might remove enough more of the 'reward' to make a difference.

Those thread/post counts must really be eating away at your ability to sleep and disturbing your every waking hour.
Wouldn't you be happier teaching a dog to sit and stay at command ?



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: mrp-admin
Date: November 06, 2014 01:35PM
It's a valid suggestion and has been implemented for the Political forum only.
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 06, 2014 03:17PM
Well done, good suggestion. thanks. Now folk must lurk their own threads, tying up useful and limited brain cells !
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: hal
Date: November 06, 2014 03:34PM
I suggest that trolls do not care about the number of views - what they want is that outraged reaction to the inflammatory crap they post. The more posts they see in reaction to their trolling the better. Wouldn't removing the posts column be more effective? Remove them BOTH.

In fact, remove the subject line too - it's really the inflammatory subject line that gets the ball rolling.

Some people just can't look away, in fact once they see that their arch nemesis has just posted something new, they HAVE to jump in and see what the jerk had to say. Should we remove the 'Author' column too?

Just to be on the safe side, I suggest that the new forum look like this:



Frankly the 'new' number should be looked at too and that time stamp too...
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 06, 2014 03:42PM
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hal


Just to be on the safe side, I suggest that the new forum look like this:





goodone



We could really use a poll on this critical issue as well.
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: davester
Date: November 06, 2014 11:00PM
Heck, disable "views" for both sides. I've always considered it to be a meaningless number.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 06, 2014 11:40PM
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mrp-admin
It's a valid suggestion and has been implemented for the Political forum only.

Thanks!



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: billb
Date: November 07, 2014 08:52AM
The fear of a meaningless number is strong with this one.



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 07, 2014 10:50AM
It would be more helpful if the "Ignore User" function hid posts by the ignored user. Most importantly, threads started by the same.

And also if you could get their computer to play a Nelson Munz "Ha ha!" sound if they tried to reply to your post.
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 07, 2014 04:06PM
Unfortunate.

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It's a valid suggestion and has been implemented for the Political forum only.



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 07, 2014 04:50PM
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Speedy
Unfortunate.

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mrp-admin
It's a valid suggestion and has been implemented for the Political forum only.

I really don't see why. If you can explain the point/purpose of "Views" feel free to do so. I won't count "I must look at this because everybody else did" because we all know that the number of views rarely reflects the quality or intelligence of a post.

I can't think of a more inaccurate stat than the Views (which counts every time a person looks, so the person who started the thread can jump it up to 500 if they had a mind to). Plus, who gives a tiny rat's arse how many so-called views a post has?



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 07, 2014 10:14PM
More info is better than less.



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 07, 2014 10:44PM
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Speedy
More info is better than less.

TMI.
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 07, 2014 10:44PM
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$tevie
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Speedy
Unfortunate.

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mrp-admin
It's a valid suggestion and has been implemented for the Political forum only.

...

I can't think of a more inaccurate stat than the Views (which counts every time a person looks, so the person who started the thread can jump it up to 500 if they had a mind to). ...

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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: max
Date: November 08, 2014 01:04PM
Genius.....

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hal
I suggest that trolls do not care about the number of views - what they want is that outraged reaction to the inflammatory crap they post. The more posts they see in reaction to their trolling the better. Wouldn't removing the posts column be more effective? Remove them BOTH.

In fact, remove the subject line too - it's really the inflammatory subject line that gets the ball rolling.

Some people just can't look away, in fact once they see that their arch nemesis has just posted something new, they HAVE to jump in and see what the jerk had to say. Should we remove the 'Author' column too?

Just to be on the safe side, I suggest that the new forum look like this:



Frankly the 'new' number should be looked at too and that time stamp too...
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Wild eep
Date: November 08, 2014 01:58PM
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max
Genius.....

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hal
I suggest that trolls do not care about the number of views - what they want is that outraged reaction to the inflammatory crap they post. The more posts they see in reaction to their trolling the better. Wouldn't removing the posts column be more effective? Remove them BOTH.

In fact, remove the subject line too - it's really the inflammatory subject line that gets the ball rolling.

Some people just can't look away, in fact once they see that their arch nemesis has just posted something new, they HAVE to jump in and see what the jerk had to say. Should we remove the 'Author' column too?

Just to be on the safe side, I suggest that the new forum look like this:



Frankly the 'new' number should be looked at too and that time stamp too...

Max is upset he lost his fap material.
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: billb
Date: November 08, 2014 07:32PM
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Wild eep
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max
Genius.....

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hal
I suggest that trolls do not care about the number of views - what they want is that outraged reaction to the inflammatory crap they post. The more posts they see in reaction to their trolling the better. Wouldn't removing the posts column be more effective? Remove them BOTH.

In fact, remove the subject line too - it's really the inflammatory subject line that gets the ball rolling.

Some people just can't look away, in fact once they see that their arch nemesis has just posted something new, they HAVE to jump in and see what the jerk had to say. Should we remove the 'Author' column too?

Just to be on the safe side, I suggest that the new forum look like this:



Frankly the 'new' number should be looked at too and that time stamp too...

Max is upset he lost his fap material.
wild creep is projecting again



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: max
Date: November 09, 2014 03:32AM
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billb
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Wild eep
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max
Genius.....

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hal
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Frankly the 'new' number should be looked at too and that time stamp too...

Max is upset he lost his fap material.
wild creep is projecting again

True dat.
Even though we disagree on most issues, I do appreciate a great concept and hal's work was that.
I am not afraid to say so.

A trollish idealogue like wildeep is incapable of getting either....




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Wild eep
Date: November 09, 2014 07:27AM
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max
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billb
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Wild eep
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max
Genius.....

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hal
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Frankly the 'new' number should be looked at too and that time stamp too...

Max is upset he lost his fap material.
wild creep is projecting again

True dat.
Even though we disagree on most issues, I do appreciate a great concept and hal's work was that.
I am not afraid to say so.

A trollish idealogue like wildeep is incapable of getting either....

Keep fooling yourself max.

It's quite funny.
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: max
Date: November 10, 2014 05:53PM
You are a perfect example of ignorance being a bliss, wildeep.
Do enjoy yourself....




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: Wild eep
Date: November 12, 2014 06:20AM
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max
You are a perfect example of ignorance being a bliss, wildeep.
Do enjoy yourself....

A bliss?

Bliss is now a noun?

Then you must be the most blissful man ever.
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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 13, 2014 04:14AM
Some people are blissfully ignorant, others just intentionally ****ing ignorant



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Re: Suggestion- disable "views" for this side
Posted by: max
Date: November 17, 2014 06:47AM
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Wild eep
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max
You are a perfect example of ignorance being a bliss, wildeep.
Do enjoy yourself....

A bliss?

Bliss is now a noun?


If it works for you, wildeep, why knock it?....
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bliss
blis/
noun
perfect happiness; great joy.

verb
verb: bliss; 3rd person present: blisses; past tense: blissed; past participle: blissed; gerund or present participle: blissing; adjective: blissed-out

informal
reach a state of perfect happiness, typically so as to be oblivious of everything else.

Keep on digging.....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/2014 06:55AM by max.
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